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defray

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefrayde‧fray /dɪˈfreɪ/ verb   defray costs/expenses→ See Verb table
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defrayOver the long term, minimizing is expensive-more expensive, usually, than paying the costs it seeks to defray.Consequently, the costs of strengthening and extending the probation service could be defrayed by charging a fee to the offending corporation.And they allow boat owners the chance to defray costs by chartering out their vessels through the club.The price of the ticket has been kept low and it is necessary to run raffles to defray expenses.Participating organisations will receive modest sums to defray recruiting, training and reporting costs.This would substantially defray the cost of operating a lunar base.
From Longman Business Dictionarydefrayde‧fray /dɪˈfreɪ/ verb [transitive] formal defray costs/expenses/charges to pay someone’s costs etcThe company will defray any expenses you have on the journey.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
defray
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydefray
he, she, itdefrays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydefrayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave defrayed
he, she, ithas defrayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad defrayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill defray
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have defrayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam defraying
he, she, itis defraying
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you, we, theyare defraying
Past
I, he, she, itwas defraying
you, we, theywere defraying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been defraying
he, she, ithas been defraying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been defraying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be defraying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been defraying
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